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We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2022 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2022 competitors!


Blazed & Confused

HEAD COOK: Wayne Cooper

COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: WFC Online Recipe Contest

As the oldest of four boys I was often called on by Mom to help her in the kitchen. “Don’t burn my roux,” was not what I wanted to hear when I was eager to go fishing or just get out of the house. Unknowingly she planted a seed in me. In my late teens I started cooking on my own. The birth of the Blazed & Confused Cooking Team took place 15 years ago. We have cooked many different contest, winning some! I love cooking for big numbers, my personal best 3250 servings of gumbo. Bo Johnson and I have cooked together for more than 20 years. Blackberry dumplings one of our first and I think that got us banned from the kitchen for a long time. What a mess! A lifelong friend and to share the same passion for food, we do make good food! Joe Bruno, I had to teach him a lot, but that boy can cook! Joe hired me four years ago to ARAMARK. I often remind him that was the best move he made as a manager. Joe quickly became part of Blazed and Confused, his knowledge about food is massive. The truth is, Joe has taught me a lot about food. Blazed and Confused coming to Vegas, ya'll hang on, we got some good stuff for ya.